|Design:||Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)|
|Title:||Hokusai manga, Volume 9|
|Size:||22.7 x 15.8 cm|
|Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks|
Originally released in 1819 in Nagoya by publisher Eirakuya Tōshirō, whose firm was called Tōhekidō. This is the second edition released by the same publisher on 1 September 1878.
Grey book cover with embossed repeated diamond shaped pattern.
Title printed in red on a white slip on the book cover:
|一||itsu||one||one year old again|
This is the title page of the second edition of Volume 9 of the Hokusai manga:
Volume title in the large middle column of this title page:
On the right of the page is the publication date:
|己||tsuchinoto*)||6th calendar sign|
|新||shin||new||New publication of Bunsei,|
|刻||koku||carve||year of the hare (i.e., 1819)|
and the firm name of the publisher is on the left of the page:
Seal on the verso of the title page:
The full contents of the first edition of Volume 9 of the Hokusai manga are shown on the website of the London British Museum here, as well as in the book by Forrer (2014) containing photographic reproductions of all fifteen Hokusai manga volumes, including explanations of each image in French.
*) Tsuchinoto combines tsuchi (earth, one of the five elements) and to (yin).